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Nigeria Customs Dominates AWBL Zone III Qualifiers With Convincing Victories


Dec 13, 2023

The Nigeria Customs Service basketball club showcased their exceptional skill set and dominance in the African Women’s Basketball League 2023 Zone III Qualification matches, securing commendable victories in two enthralling encounters.

In Alexandria, Egypt, the Nigeria team, guided by Coach Abdulrahman Mohamed, exhibited sheer prowess, securing a convincing 57-46 victory over Universite de Douala. The team took charge early, seizing control of the first and second quarters (12-11, 20-8), establishing a commanding 13-point lead at halftime.

D’Tigress player and Team Captain, a 2023 Afrobasket winner, delivered a breathtaking performance, achieving a double-double with 20 points and 19 rebounds, accompanied by 4 assists, 4 steals, and three blocks, culminating in an impressive efficiency rating of 32. Olaoluwatomi Taiwo added 14 points and 4 rebounds to bolster the team’s success.

With an astounding display of dominance on the boards, Nigeria Customs outrebounded their opponents 62-42, showcasing superior teamwork with a 19-7 advantage in assists.

The Nigeria Customs Women’s Basketball Club continued their triumphant streak back in Abuja at the MO Arena, clinching a hard-fought victory over the MFM Basketball Club of Lagos, securing a final score of 55-49 in a closely contested match.

Captain Nkem Akarawe’s exceptional performance, marked by a back-to-back double of 16 rebounds and 15 points, played a pivotal role in the team’s success. Despite an initial resilient effort from MFM in the first quarter, Nigeria Customs maintained composure to emerge victorious.

Captain Nkem Akarawe extended gratitude to CGC Adewale Adeniyi MFR for his unwavering support and acknowledgment of the challenges faced by the club during a post-match statement.

The Nigeria Customs team now gears up to face Kenya Port Authority in a highly anticipated clash on Wednesday, aiming to maintain their winning momentum in the competition.

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